Shirley Lou Murphy, a 78 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Torrance, CA. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Shirley was 78 when she died. Shirley was a member of the Federated Women’s Republican Party and was a fund raiser for the March of Dimes and the Humane Society. She was a very vibrant and loving individual and will be missed by many. Shirley is survived by her son, Clyde Brunner of San Clemente, CA; daughter, Myra Moon of Sacramento, CA; son, Dean Thomas of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; son, Rick Thomas of Redondo Beach, CA; sister, Marsha Ilg of San Clemente, CA; four grandchildren: Noelle, Jeromy, Benjamin, and Brian; and three great-grandchildren: Justine, Isaiah, and Hannah. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Iola Shorten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society. Services will be private, with private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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